My name is Rachel Hazelip and I was raised right here in our very own Canyon County. As your new Republican Youth Committeewoman, I wanted to take a minute an introduce myself.
I was raised in a Christian home but made the personal decision to live for Jesus my senior year of high school and have found a church home at Calvary Chapel Boise. I was homeschooled and raised in the remarkable Idaho homeschool community. Here I spent quite a bit of time at the Boise Capitol — for events, peaceful rallies, or simply walking around and appreciating the beauty of the building owned by Idahoan tax payers.
I graduated from high school in 2014 and immediately began attending classes at the College of Western Idaho (CWI) where I earned associate degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Liberal Arts before transferring to Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in 2017. In 2020, I graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in History and International Studies. Upon graduation, I have had the pleasure of working as a teacher and educational tutor for junior high and high school. I love working with people, educating, and am passionate about preserving liberty in this country and our Idahome!
Since moving to this state 18 years ago, I have loved exploring the hidden gems here, spanning all the way from Bonners Ferry to Rogerson. I love to hike, and of all the mountains I’ve wandered, none compare to the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Those mountains are home and I’ve hiked nearly 300 miles of their beautiful wilderness. I love to paddleboard, fish, camp… really anything outdoors in our beautiful Idahome and beyond. I also love to run, box, dance, cook, spend time with my family and friends; and on a cozy day, I love to curl up with a good book!
My heart is to serve and give back to this community which has afforded me such a wonderful place to grow up. I aim to be accessible to my county and create friendships with voters who I now represent in our Party.